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  • Georgia high court disbars former Congresswoman Majette

    03/29/2014 8:29:55 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 34 replies
    AJC ^ | March 28, 2014 | Rhonda Cook
    The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred former Georgia Congresswoman Denise Majette, finding she overbilled clients and misled the court about how much she was owed in fees. *** DeKalb County voters elected Majette to Congress in 2002 after she defeated then-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary. She resigned after one term to run for the U.S. Senate and lost to Republican Johnny Isakson in the general election in 2004. In 2008, she sought office again but lost her bid to unseat state School Superintendent Kathy Cox.
  • 25 Congress Members Flouted Law by Taking Taxpayer-Funded Salary for Unexcused Absences

    01/28/2005 7:18:36 AM PST · by yoe · 7 replies · 1,003+ views
    National Taxpayers Union ^ | Jan 26, 2005 | Peter J. Sepp - Annie Patnaude,
    This may be a repost but an important one.Alexandria, VA) – Even though President Bush took the oath of office last week, taxpayers still have one piece of unfinished business from the election: some federal lawmakers – including many seeking higher office – received thousands of dollars in salary overpayments for being away from their jobs during 2003 and 2004. According to a study released today by the 350,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU), an obscure federal statute still on the books requires Congressional absentees to forfeit their pay unless they or a family member are ill; but leaders have failed...
  • Underdog Majette goes after Isakson

    11/01/2004 3:37:36 AM PST · by jpw01 · 37 replies · 783+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | Nov. 01, 2004 | Dick Pettys, Associated Press
    ATLANTA - Underdog Democrat Denise Majette hammered away at front-running Republican Johnny Isakson in two U.S. Senate race debates Sunday, attacking his support for a national sales tax as bad for Georgia and challenging his claims he has never supported a tax increase. She suggested it bordered on criminal for him to accept a lake lot lease from Georgia Power Co. while serving in the Legislature and then to sell it at a profit years later. The sweetheart deal for key lawmakers was disclosed years ago. Majette has made it the focus of one of her ads. The aggressive stance...
  • National Lottery Proposed to Aid Education

    10/21/2004 7:13:25 AM PDT · by SmithPatterson · 10 replies · 256+ views
    Henry County Georgia Herald ^ | 10-21-04 | Todd DeFeo
    National lottery proposed to aid education By Todd DeFeo Democratic Senate candidate Denise Majette is proposing a national lottery, saying it could raise more than $105 billion for education over 10 years. "Professional politicians have offered nothing but the same old rhetoric," Majette, who currently represents Georgia's 4th district in the House of Representatives, said in a news release. Attempting "to offer something new," the lottery will help reduce class size, improve test scores and "provide America's children the education they deserve," she contends. "We've seen the power of the education lottery right here in Georgia," Majette said. "It is...
  • Isakson/Majette debate on C-SPAN (discussion thread)

    10/12/2004 6:03:56 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 42 replies · 646+ views
    Isakson/Majette debate on C-SPAN.
  • No Choice for Life in Georgia Senate Race

    10/10/2004 8:15:37 AM PDT · by JohnGab · 4 replies · 324+ views
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    >Subject: Fwd. fwd. Re: Georgia Senate Race >Date: Sat, 18 Sept 2004 21:02:14 -0400 (EDT) Y'all should take a look at the candidates' websites. I think the links are down there somewhere in this forward. I personally like the Buckley guy, but like the forward says he doesn't have a chance of winning. God Bless! Fellow Georgians - I'm writing you as a concerned Christian and Georgian. As I am sure you are well aware, the upcoming election is very important. We are making a choice about a president that will shape our future. But there are other important races...
  • Majette attacks AJC decision (to endorse Republican Isakson for Senate from GA)

    10/06/2004 4:47:24 PM PDT · by mhking · 15 replies · 720+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10.5.04 | ANNA VARELA
    Democrat Denise Majette's campaign on Tuesday blasted The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for supporting Republican Johnny Isakson in the race for U.S. Senate. "The AJC didn't even bother to give Denise a chance to talk to them" before publishing an endorsement of Isakson on Sept. 27, the Majette campaign charged in a statement sent to reporters and posted online. Rick Dent, campaign spokesman for Majette, said the congresswoman is also upset that the newspaper's editorial board would not publish her reply to the Isakson endorsement. "Our contention is that the general election is a different election [from the primary], between two people...
  • Strategic Vision: Georgia: Bush 58%, Kerry 35%, Nader 1%; Senate: Isakson 53%, Majette 38%

    09/15/2004 7:56:03 AM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 15 replies · 809+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | 09/15/2004 | Strategic Vision
    Below are the results of a four-day poll of likely voters in the state of Georgia for the presidential race. Results are based on telephone interviews with 801 registered voters in Georgia, aged 18+, and released as indicated below. For results based on this sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.1. If the election were held today, would you vote for Bush—Cheney or Kerry—Edwards?   07/13 08/04 08/18 08/30 09/15 TBA TBA TBA Bush-Cheney 51% 52% 54% 55% 58% 0% 0% 0% Kerry-Edwards 40% 43% 40% 38% 36% 0%...

    07/20/2004 3:09:23 PM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 646 replies · 19,866+ views
    Various Georgia media sources | 07/20/2004 | Vanity
    Will it be Isakson? Cain? A runoff? Will that beast McKinney go down in flames to Leviatan? Who will be the Dims sacrificial lamb in the Senate race? Here is the place where we'll discuss it.
  • This Liberal Business

    07/08/2004 10:21:26 PM PDT · by Veritas_est · 25 replies · 678+ views
    The Georgia Vine ^ | July 9. 2004 | Chris Stewart
    This Liberal Business Chris Stewart Air America is just about dead. Air America was supposed to be the liberal answer to the right-wing talk radio market. It was launched in March with all the shining stars of American liberalism, from Michael Moore to Al Gore, giggling like schoolgirls in interviews that left-wing commentators were finally going to defeat the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and drive them from the American radio waves. They didn't mention that the left has always had a taxpayer supported radio network called National Public Radio. This typical left-wing operation is such a financial...
  • Senate winner may be pioneer

    06/16/2004 9:32:59 PM PDT · by Veritas_est · 15 replies · 346+ views
    Agusta Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2004 | Brian Basinger
    Senate winner may be pioneer Web posted Monday, June 14, 2004 By Brian Basinger | Morris News Service ATLANTA - Could Georgia voters be on their way to electing the state's first black U.S. senator? The question might have seemed like the stuff of fiction only a few years ago - even in what was long considered one of the more progressive states of the New South. But among the 11 major-party candidates vying to replace outgoing Democratic Sen. Zell Miller this year are two black candidates - Republican businessman Herman Cain and Democratic U.S. Rep. Denise Majette - whose...
  • State AFL-CIO endorses Majette Senate, McKinney House bids

    05/21/2004 9:33:15 AM PDT · by CFW · 8 replies · 163+ views
    AccessNorthGA ^ | 5/21/04 | staff
    The state AFL-CIO is endorsing the bids of Denise Majette for U.S. Senate and Cynthia McKinney for the House of Representatives. Majette, a Democratic congresswoman from DeKalb County, is running for the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Zell Miller. McKinney, also a Democrat, is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives who is seeking her old job in the 4th Congressional District. The state AFL-CIO, which announced the endorsements Thursday, is Georgia's largest union with 200,000 members. The organization cited both candidates' pro-labor policies while serving in Congress. Candidates in several other Georgia races also received...
  • Cain Calls Majette Liberal Puppet

    04/02/2004 9:03:02 AM PST · by Veritas_est · 12 replies · 147+ views ^ | 3-29-04
    Cain Calls Majette Liberal Puppet FOREST PARK, GA (Mar. 29) - Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Herman Cain released the following statement after U.S. Rep Denise Majette announced her intention to run for the U.S. Senate: “With Denise Majette’s announcement today to run for the United States Senate, it is apparent that the Democratic Party continues to believe in its failed policies of more taxes and bigger government. Obviously, they have learned nothing from Senator Zell Miller. There are enough liberals and moderates in the Senate and we do not need another. “In the past year, Congresswoman Majette has spent...
  • Denise Majette (D-GA) To Run For U.S. Senate

    03/29/2004 5:42:32 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 153+ views
    The Atlanta Journal & Constitution ^ | March 29, 2004 | Jim Tharp
    DeKalb Democrat to seek Zell Miller's Senate seat.
  • Insiders expect Majette to run for Miller's seat

    03/29/2004 3:28:02 AM PST · by Engine82 · 11 replies · 175+ views
    AJC (Urinal @ Constipation) ^ | 3-29-04 | By COREY DADE, JIM THARPE
    Announcement may come today By COREY DADE, JIM THARPE The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 03/28/04 U.S. Rep. Denise Majette will hold a news conference today at the state Capitol to address speculation that she is running for the U.S. Senate, according to campaign officials. Leaders of the state Democratic Party and people close to Majette (D-Stone Mountain) expect her to announce she will launch a bid for the Senate after only two years in Congress. Majette's campaign spokeswoman, Cindy Abel, has said only that the congresswoman is prepared today to discuss "rumors" of her Senate aspirations. Majette did not return...
  • (Anti-American) Cynthia McKinney Announces Bid For Reelection to Congressional Seat

    03/28/2004 10:18:49 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 39 replies · 1,052+ views
    Cynthia McKinney Announces Bid For Reelection to Congressional Seat"George Bush has given us answers that don't answer, explanations that don't explain, and conclusions that don't conclude." Decatur, GA - Today Cynthia McKinney Announced her bid to retake the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Denise Majette and released the following statement.  "Four years ago, candidate Bush made promises to the American people that he has failed to keep.  This jobs Presidency has lost jobs at a record pace; the Leave-No-Child Behind Presidency has failed to put our children first; and this fiscal conservative has presided over record national...
  • Former Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney, Georgia Democrat, will run again.

    01/14/2004 8:00:34 AM PST · by Abram · 29 replies · 162+ views
    <p>Looks like the racist former Congresswoman is running again for Congress. I so hoped that she would be the Green nominee this year if Nader passed it up (and I understand that he did pass up running on the Green ticket). She is running against Denise Majette again. Both she and her family blamed her defeat on the J-E-W-S. The media glossed this part over and blamed Republicans for crossing over and voting for her opponent in the primary.</p>
  • Dad: McKinney wants rematch against Majette

    01/12/2004 8:11:43 AM PST · by Lance Romance · 26 replies · 123+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 1-12-04 | Jihad Cyndi
    Dad: McKinney wants rematch against Majette Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, ousted from office in a hostile 2002 Democratic primary, wants a rematch against the woman who beat her: U.S. Rep. Denise Majette (D-Ga.).On Sunday, McKinney's father, Billy McKinney, a former state representative, confirmed his daughter's planned entry into the 2004 4th District Democratic Party primary."Absolutely, she's running," the elder McKinney said. "We're going to make it exciting."He said his daughter was in Barbados for a speaking engagement and could not be reached for comment. Attempts to reach Majette were unsuccessful.McKinney's apparent return ends months of speculation about her future.The outspoken...
  • Katherine Harris Counterpart(Another House rookie eyes Senate/American Assoc. of Republican Persons)

    11/19/2003 11:37:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 135+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 11/20/2003 | The Prowler
    HOUSE WOMEN EYEING SENATERepublican Rep. Katherine Harris isn't the only newbie House member looking to move up to the Senate quickly. Fellow freshman Rep. Denise Majette (D-Ga.), who knocked off incumbent and conspiracy theorist Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary in 2002, is looking at George's open Senate seat up for grabs in 2004. Harris has been a little less coy about her thinking on the Florida Senate seat soon to be contested with the retirement of Sen. Bob Graham. As recently as Wednesday, she was telling donors and Florida supporters that her decision to enter the race had little...
  • Denise Majette Considers Georgia Senate Race

    11/19/2003 2:32:02 PM PST · by Amish · 36 replies · 246+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 19 Nov 2003 | By Lauren W. Whittington
    Senator Denise Majette? Latest Name Floated as Desperate Democrats Search By Lauren W. Whittington ROLL CALL STAFF November 19, 2003 Rep. Denise Majette (D-Ga.) is quietly talking to some of her colleagues about the possibility of running for the Peach State’s open Senate seat in 2004, sources said Tuesday. (password required for balance of article) How would she (or Baker or Franklin or another prominent black democrat) effect a cross over vote for Herman Cain??? Who can help me look at the math?? Contested pres Primaries in 2000 Demo- 384,000 (Gore/Bradley) GOP- 629,000 (Bush/McCain/Keys) Contested GOP primaries in 2003: Gov.:...
  • Plaintiffs still want McKinney defeat in Georgia

    05/16/2003 11:03:27 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 30 replies · 158+ views
    Final Call ^ | May 16, 2003 | Eric Ture Muhammad
    ATLANTA (—As a lawsuit challenging the validity of the vote that unseated Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) winds through the courts, plaintiffs are hopeful that an opinion by conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia actually will help their cause. The suit charges the State of Georgia, the Board of Elections and Registration of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties and the Georgia Democratic Party with interfering with the rights of voters on account of race. The suit further declares that Republicans engaged in a "malicious crossover" when they voted in the Democratic primary. The suit seeks to declare the crossover vote...
  • Force Majette

    08/30/2002 7:46:18 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 11 replies · 229+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday. August 30, 2002
    <p>Last week's Georgia primary victory by newcomer Denise Majette over Cynthia McKinney looks more promising by the day. Expected to win her solidly Democratic district outside of Atlanta in the fall, she told Black Entertainment Television on Sunday that she voted for conservative Alan Keyes in a 2000 primary.</p>
  • Cynthia Tucker: McKinney's fringe beliefs repel voters

    08/24/2002 6:13:31 AM PDT · by Antmatic · 53 replies · 2,384+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8.24/2002 | Cynthia Tucker
    Though I don't live in the 4th Congressional District, I am nevertheless heartened by Denise Majette's defeat of the increasingly marginalized Cynthia McKinney. McKinney was a poor representative of a district that is home to a large enclave of economically successful, mainstream African-American voters. Those voters are patriotic, moderate (if left-leaning) and concerned about the same issues that concern their white counterparts: good schools, safe streets and getting their children on a winning soccer/swim/Little League team. They don't share McKinney's fringe beliefs. Indeed, few black Americans share the beliefs of McKinney or the controversial political figures who came south to...
  • Jennings: Majette Got Money from supporters of Israel (no mention of Arab/Muslim money for McKinney)

    08/22/2002 7:11:41 AM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 29 replies · 260+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | August 22, 2002 | Brent Baker
    Peter Jennings: Majette Got Money from “Supporters of Israel” (no mention of Arab/Muslim money for McKinney) In reporting the results of the Georgia congressional primaries, Peter Jennings mimicked the anti-Jewish mantra of the most vociferous supporters of incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who lost to challenger Denise Majette. Jennings pointed out that McKinney "was beaten by another Democrat who got large donations from out-of-state supporters of Israel," but he failed to acknowledge that most of McKinney's donations came from Muslims or Arabs outside of the district, some of whom support terrorism or have ties to groups which fund it....
  • McKinney-Majette matchup sparks heavy voting in Democratic primary

    08/20/2002 3:09:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 232+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8-20-02 | Doug Payne
    With a hotly-contested 4th District Congressional race between Cynthia McKinney and Denise Majette, DeKalb County elections officials were reporting a large number of voters casting Democratic ballots in today's primary. A sampling of precincts showed an overwhelming number of voters choosing the Democratic ballot featuring the McKinney-Majette showdown.In the 4th, traditionally majority-Republican precincts are reporting heavy crossover voting.By 2 p.m., results available for a number of precincts indicate a lopsided Democratic turnout. For example, in Ashford Park, 275 Democrats had cast ballots, compared to just 23 Republicans. A sample of similar precincts shows like numbers: Briarwood, 200 Democrats to 16...
  • Georgia Primary - Running Thread

    08/20/2002 9:02:36 AM PDT · by Coop · 1,713 replies · 1,968+ views
    Excerpt:A light but steady flow of voters was reported at several metro Atlanta polling places during the early stages of today's primary election, and at least one precinct was briefly shut down because of confusion over redistricting. Voters have faced massive precinct shifts as a result of this year's once-a-decade redrawing of political district maps. Confusion over the redistricting prompted the precinct at Margaret Harris High School, off North Druid Hills Road in DeKalb County, to suspend voting for about 20 minutes shortly after opening today, said poll manager Maria Arvelo. Arvelo said the precinct had recently been moved from...
  • McKinney Recycles Endorsements (Republicans get misleading recorded telephone messages too)

    08/19/2002 9:31:24 PM PDT · by Shermy · 55 replies · 326+ views
    AJC Atlanta ^ | August 20, 2002
    By BILL TORPY and MELANIE EVERSLEY Residents of the 4th Congressional District were bombarded with misleading recorded telephone messages as the race entered its final hours. Some were from U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney's campaign, which recycled recorded endorsements of celebrities that were made for McKinney's earlier re-election races. Robert Redford's spokeswoman called it "inappropriate," and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young called it "a fudge." And on Monday, voters in the district received recorded calls from an unidentified source urging Republicans not to cross over to vote in the Democratic primary today. The message implied it would be illegal for them...
  • GOP gets out vote for foe (McKinney Alert)

    08/19/2002 6:23:52 PM PDT · by veronica · 48 replies · 263+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 08-19-02 | Steve Miller
    <p>Nearly 35 percent of the Republicans in Georgia's 4th Congressional District are expected to cross over and vote in tomorrow's Democratic primary in an effort to oust Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney. The Republicans would join a strong Jewish vote in support of Mrs. McKinney's foe, former state judge Denise Majette.</p>
  • McKinney-Majette Debate to Air on C-SPAN at 1AM Eastern!

    08/14/2002 9:04:30 PM PDT · by panther33 · 24 replies · 252+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | August 14, 2002 | C-SPAN
    I just realized that C-SPAN is airing the McKinney-Majette debate soon... I do not know if there has been a previous thread on this. Sorry I couldn't get this out sooner; I just found it. The debate is 26 minutes long and begins at 1AM Eastern time (10AM Pacific). The following is C-SPAN's information about the program: Debate Georgia 4th Congressional Democratic Primary Debate Democratic Party , Georgia (United States) ID: 172030 - 08/14/2002 - 0:26 - NS McKinney, Cynthia, U.S. Representative, D-GAMajette, Denise, U.S. Rep. Candidate, D, Georgia
  • A pro-Arab pol may get the beating she deserves (on Cynthia McKinney)

    08/14/2002 3:21:26 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies · 445+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Augustus 14 2002 | Zev Chafets
    For many New Yorkers, this summer's most emotional election will be held Tuesday in DeKalb County, Ga. The race for the Democratic nomination in the 4th Congressional District pits incumbent Cynthia McKinney against Judge Denise Majette. Both are black Christians, but their primary has become a national Jewish-Arab battlefield. McKinney is the Arab candidate. After 9/11, she scolded then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani for turning down $10 million from an anti-Israel Saudi prince and asked for the money for her own causes. She accused President Bush of failing to stop the bombing of New York and stirring up Mideast war to benefit...
  • On the Move: McKinney Challenger Levels Financial Playing Field [GA]

    08/12/2002 6:42:11 AM PDT · by Coop · 9 replies · 250+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 8/12/02 | Lauren Whittington, Chris Cillizza
    State Judge Denise Majette raised more than six times as much as Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) last month, according to new reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, closing what had been a huge gap in resources. The financial mismatch was by far the most striking among House campaigns in the Peach State, although most of the other competitive Aug. 20 primaries in the state are open seat races. Majette, who ended June with just $99,000 in the bank, raised $489,000 in July and reported $196,000 in cash on hand at the beginning of August. She also spent almost the...
  • Israeli lobby sends wake-up call: Alabama race may come to haunt McKinney

    07/27/2002 9:30:20 AM PDT · by RobFromGa · 124 replies · 525+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | January 27, 2002 | Melanie Eversley
    Israeli lobby sends wake-up callAlabama race may come to haunt McKinneyMelanie Eversley - StaffFriday, July 26, 2002 Washington --- If a recent election upset in next-door Alabama is any indication, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) could be in for some cash-rich opposition from pro-Israel campaign contributors. Some political strategists are predicting that the pro-Israel forces that bolstered the successful congressional campaign of Democrat Artur Davis in Birmingham could steer money to Denise Majette, McKinney's opponent in the Aug. 20 Democratic primary. Those strategists point to similarities in the two races. Both McKinney and U.S. Rep. Earl Hilliard (D-Ala.) have angered the...
  • Name recognition, getting black vote big challenges for Majette to unseat McKinney

    06/20/2002 8:47:00 AM PDT · by mhking · 6 replies · 237+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 6.20.02 | BILL TORPY and JIM GALLOWAY
    [ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 6/20/02 ] Name recognition, getting black vote big challenges for Majette in her bit to unseat McKinney By BILL TORPY and JIM GALLOWAY Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writers CASH ADVANTAGE Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) starts her re-election bid with a fund-raising advantage over challenger Denise Majette: MCKINNEYCash on hand: $278,112Total raised: $248,689From PACs: $94,500 MAJETTECash on hand: $26,123Total raised: $130,148From PACs: $1,000 Source: Federal Election Commission Rep. Cynthia McKinney has been unbeatable during her decade in Congress because she's never faced a formidable Democratic opponent. Denise Majette, who is set to file Thursday to run for McKinney's...
  • Miller Backs McKinney Opponent in Primary

    06/14/2002 10:03:06 PM PDT · by Mom_Grandmother · 13 replies · 185+ views
    AP/FoxNews ^ | 5/15/02 | Mom_Grandmother
    <p>ATLANTA — Embattled Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney was dealt a blow in her contentious primary race when Georgia Democratic Sen. Zell Miller announced Thursday that he is supporting her opponent.</p> <p>Miller told WSB Radio that he has contributed $1,000 to Denise Majette, a black judge who has launched a tough primary campaign against McKinney. Majette was appointed by Miller when he was governor.</p>
  • Sen. Zell Miller gives $1,000 to McKinney's opponent

    06/13/2002 4:47:42 AM PDT · by mhking · 20 replies · 218+ views
    Miller gives $1,000 to McKinney's opponent Georgia Sen. Zell Miller has contributed $1,000 to the opponent of Rep. Cynthia McKinney in her upcoming congressional race, according to news reports today. WSB radio said Miller is supporting former state Judge Denise Majette in the Democratic primary. Miller appointed Majette to the post while he was governor. The station said Miller refused to criticize McKinney's record in Congress but again disputed her claim that President Bush had advance notice of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. McKinney charged in March that Bush knew about the attacks in advance but did nothing to...